New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 14

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New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 14
Current incumbentVacant
Mary Heath Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's fourteenth Hillsborough state house district is currently Vacant and represented by Democratic Representative Mary Heath.

New Hampshire state representatives represent an average of 3,291 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 3,089 residents.[2]

About the office

Members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. New Hampshire legislators assume office the month after elections (December).

Qualifications

Article 14 of Part 2 of the New Hampshire Constitution states, "Every member of the house of representatives shall be chosen by ballot; and, for two years, at least, next preceding his election shall have been an inhabitant of this state; shall be, at the time of his election, an inhabitant of the town, ward, place, or district he may be chosen to represent and shall cease to represent such town, ward, place, or district immediately on his ceasing to be qualified as aforesaid."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New Hampshire General Court are paid $200/two-year term. There is no per diem.[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat. It's up to the Governor to call for an election and to set an election date as soon as possible. There are no deadlines set by the state constitution on special elections.[4][5]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 13, 2014. Incumbent Mary Heath and Mary C. Freitas are unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Cody Aubin and Ross W. Terrio are unopposed in the Republican primary.[6]

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Mary Heath (D) won election in a special election for New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough District 14. The seat was vacant following Rep. Patrick Garrity (D)'s resignation after he moved out of the district. Heath defeated Ross W. Terrio (R) in the special election, which took place on September 17.[7][8][9]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough District 14, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Heath 52.8% 350
     Republican Ross W. Terrio 47.2% 313
Total Votes 663

2012

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of New Hampshire House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 11, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 15, 2012. Carol Williams (D) and incumbent Patrick Garrity (D) defeated Ross Terrio (R) and Brian D. Cole (R) in the general election. Williams and Garrity defeated Clecia Terrio in the Democratic primary. Ross Terrio and Cole were unopposed in the Republican primary.[10][11][12]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Garrity Incumbent 29.4% 1,708
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Ann Williams 29.3% 1,704
     Republican Ross Terrio Incumbent 20.6% 1,199
     Republican Brian Cole 20.6% 1,196
Total Votes 5,807
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Hillsborough 14 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Garrity Incumbent 44.9% 298
Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Ann Williams 40.4% 268
Clecia Terrio 14.6% 97
Total Votes 663

Campaign contributions

Since 2004, candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 14 have raised a total of $2,296. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $77 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Hampshire House of Representatives District Hillsborough 14
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $0 5 $0
2010 $0 6 $0
2008 $1,236 7 $177
2006 $960 6 $160
2004 $100 6 $17
Total $2,296 30 $77

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